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Kellogg's has killed Product 19!

When you hear the name Product 19, you’ll either flash on an experimental invention from some corporate R&D department, or, if you’re one of its fans, you might think of the health cereal, rare in the aisles of American supermarkets yet loved all the same.

But earlier this month, Kellogg’s announced that it had officially discontinued the cereal. While most people these days seemed to barely know of its existence, Product 19 died—a slow, oaty, fade to black, leaving devoted fans desperate.

"PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't discontinue this cereal," one fan wrote on Kellogg's community boards a few months ago. "I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cereal!"

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by Anonymousreply 9405/24/2020

You were the only one.

by Anonymousreply 112/26/2016

Never heard of it. What made it unique?

by Anonymousreply 212/26/2016

They killed a cereal I liked in the 1990s. I don't remember its name. It came in a white box with blue lettering. It was a mix of different grains, I think mostly corn. And it had almonds and raisins. It was addictive, so I stopped eating it. So they stopped making it.

by Anonymousreply 312/26/2016

Fat mongrel bitches

by Anonymousreply 412/26/2016

I wonder how many Products they tested before coming up with this one?

by Anonymousreply 512/26/2016

Kellogg's kills the product that kills

by Anonymousreply 612/26/2016


About six times as many tries as I did before I wrote "I'll Tumble 4 U"

by Anonymousreply 712/26/2016

I would love to have original Special K cereal with the smaller, crispy flakes back. Now they're giant flat flakes like every other boring cereal.

by Anonymousreply 812/26/2016

[quote]"PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't discontinue this cereal," one fan wrote on Kellogg's community boards a few months ago. "I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cereal!"

Would someone please tell the MARY! to just buy Total?

by Anonymousreply 912/26/2016

My mother used to buy this - they didn't put much effort into naming it. I always thought it was funny.

by Anonymousreply 1012/27/2016

Bigg Mixx, r3. It was great.

by Anonymousreply 1112/27/2016

I always preferred Product 20.

Its got 1 more

by Anonymousreply 1212/27/2016

I agree - I miss the "Old" Special K. The new one is also instant soggy.

Do they still make the corn flakes with dried banana bits? They made it in the early '60s , then brought it back recently.

by Anonymousreply 1312/27/2016

Yo, what the fuck is this mascot? It's like a moose with a pig snout and rooster head?

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by Anonymousreply 1412/27/2016

[quote]Would someone please tell the MARY! to just buy Total?

Total is wheat, Product 19 has a lot of different grains. I had forgotten about the original Specialized

Remember Tide XK?

by Anonymousreply 1512/27/2016

Cereal is gross.

by Anonymousreply 1612/27/2016

I think it's gross with milk. On the rare (2x a year) occasion I eat cereal, I use apple cider. Milk just grosses me out.

by Anonymousreply 1712/27/2016

I still miss Post Fortified Oat Flakes.

by Anonymousreply 1812/27/2016

I miss Quaker Puffed Rice.

by Anonymousreply 1912/27/2016

Cereal killers

by Anonymousreply 2012/27/2016

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaackk! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I WONDERED why I haven't seen it on the shelves of my smalltown, small chain, grocery store in quite a while. DAMN!!

by Anonymousreply 2112/27/2016

What the hell happened to Pep???

by Anonymousreply 2212/27/2016

R18, I loved them too!

by Anonymousreply 2312/27/2016

It's back

by Anonymousreply 2401/22/2019

It's been years, but if R3 is still here, I think he's talking about Bigg Mixx. That stuff was amazing.

by Anonymousreply 2501/22/2019

Also, I think R24 is trolling.

by Anonymousreply 2601/22/2019

Good advertising could have saved it.

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by Anonymousreply 2701/22/2019

All of their cereals look and taste alike. Who cares about this one?

by Anonymousreply 2801/22/2019

Product 19 is delicious, dammit.

by Anonymousreply 2901/22/2019

I like fruity pebbles

by Anonymousreply 3001/22/2019

[quote]I think it's gross with milk. On the rare (2x a year) occasion I eat cereal, I use apple cider. Milk just grosses me out.

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 3101/22/2019

What about King Vitamin?

by Anonymousreply 3201/22/2019

I liked Niagara Shredded Wheat

by Anonymousreply 3305/21/2020

"Cereal killers"

I barely grazed it with my car!

by Anonymousreply 3405/21/2020

R33 beeech! I thought you revived this 2016 thread to at least make a covid 19 joke!

by Anonymousreply 3505/21/2020

That's the real reason for discontinuing it -The name reminds people of Covid 19.

by Anonymousreply 3605/21/2020

Em it's 'a Mixx', R14

by Anonymousreply 3705/21/2020

Never had Product 19 but this thread is really making me want to try some Bigg Mixx.

by Anonymousreply 3805/21/2020

That’s a shame. ™

by Anonymousreply 3905/21/2020

I haven’t thought about Product 19 in ages. It used to be advertised on TV a lot as was Grape Nuts. I haven’t thought about that one in forever too. I don’t know if they still make it, since I rarely go down the cerise aisle I haven’t seen it.

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by Anonymousreply 4005/21/2020

Going on 50 years now and people still bitch about Kellogg's dropping Concentrate.

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by Anonymousreply 4105/21/2020

[R33], when I was ten years old in Catholic school, I ate a bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats. The following day that bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats was disgorged on Carol Ann Allgeyer's black patent leather shoes. I've never been able to face them again. The Frosted Mini Wheats, not the shoes..l

by Anonymousreply 4205/22/2020

Product 19 was okay, but I would get tired of a box of it soon enough.

Of the big brands, I'd pick some Total-ish brand that looked not too deadly, or maybe Wheat Chex; more likely one the grains/nuts/fruit "healthy" blends. I eat cereal only rarely so it has little impact on my diet or health.

I ate cereal daily as a child, in a time when mothers didn't hover over the cereal aisle making elaborate decisions about: gluten? vegan? nutritional analysis? eco-impact? sugar content? politics of the company that produced it? Traveling to Ireland with my parents at age 7 my parents were American obsessed with finding my favorite cereal of the moment, Kix; in any town we would have to stop in at the grocery shop to ask for Kix, which of course no one had, except one shop which had one box only and then another a week or so later. I didn't put me off cereal then, but the big ordeal made about finding my favorite and all the grumbling about "Why don't they carry the complete range of General Mills cereals in every little Irish shop of a village of 210 people?" would in time make me a more patient and accepting traveller.

by Anonymousreply 4305/22/2020

They went to far with the little marshmallow bats 🦇

by Anonymousreply 4405/22/2020

Too far*

by Anonymousreply 4505/22/2020

This is Product 19, not Product 1. You would think that after 18 tries, Kellogg's could come up with a cereal that would last forever.

by Anonymousreply 4605/22/2020

Product 19 was unique and popular when it came out since it was one of the few multigrain cereals that was higher in fiber was nutritional and it tasted good. Today there are many multigrain cereals available that fit that bill.

by Anonymousreply 4705/22/2020

Feverishly 🥵 Delicious

by Anonymousreply 4805/22/2020

r36 has reading comprehension issues.

by Anonymousreply 4905/22/2020

Can you imagine the outcry if they tried to revive this today?

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by Anonymousreply 5005/22/2020

I miss Colon Blow!

by Anonymousreply 5105/22/2020

r51 = Michael or Elliott?

by Anonymousreply 5205/22/2020

^^ Huh?

by Anonymousreply 5305/22/2020

Why not just rename it?

by Anonymousreply 5405/22/2020

What happened to Product 18?

by Anonymousreply 5505/22/2020

[quote]I eat cereal, I use apple cider. Milk just grosses me out.

That sounds more gross to the rest of us. Apparently someone has emotional issues with milk.

by Anonymousreply 5605/22/2020

Product 19 from District 9, it's out of this world!

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by Anonymousreply 5705/22/2020

[quote]Can you imagine the outcry if they tried to revive this today?

I have no idea.

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by Anonymousreply 5805/22/2020

My grandma was always watching her weight. We'd drink Alba shakes and eat Grapenuts, then snack on Ayds candy from her purse. Then I grew old enough to read the cereal box, and learned Grapenuts had enough calories to sustain a small village. What were you thinking, Gammy?

by Anonymousreply 5905/22/2020

As a kid I would sometimes put orange juice on cheerio's instead of milk, and also occasionally dunk toast in OJ instead of tea - it tastes pretty much just like OJ but crunchy - never used apple juice. The normal way to eat Cheerio's in my house was to apply a very liberal amount of Hershey's syrup to a dry bowlful and then add milk - much better chocolatey tasting cereal than Cocoa Puffs, and no doubt even worse for you. I did this in the college cafeteria from time to time and by the reactions I realized nobody but my wacky mother had ever thought of this before.

by Anonymousreply 6005/22/2020

I haven't thought about Product 19 in decades. Now that I know I can't have it it's the only thing I want in the world.

Well, that and the imprisonment and eventual shivving of the former host of The Apprentice..

by Anonymousreply 6105/22/2020

[quote]As a kid I would sometimes put orange juice on cheerio's instead of milk, and also occasionally dunk toast in OJ instead of tea

Again, I just threw up in my mouth. No other kids did that you freak. Stop acting like it's normal. Has no one ever told you that?

by Anonymousreply 6205/22/2020

You troll so hard R62 - where did you get the concept of "this is normal" from a post about the weird food shit I did as a kid? You're not even amusing.

by Anonymousreply 6305/22/2020

R63 He's just jealous that he didn't come up with the brilliant idea of Hershey's syrup in Cheerios.

by Anonymousreply 6405/22/2020

Product 19 was named by the same ad agency that named Formula 409 and Preparation H.

by Anonymousreply 6505/22/2020

I am not a troll R63. Orange juice or apple cider and cereal is just gross. And FYI the person who said it was throw up first was someone else.

by Anonymousreply 6605/22/2020

If I put liquid on top of dry cereal and eat it, said liquid will be apple cider. Apple cider Ina would approve of, you may be certain, but yes, apple cider. What's 'just gross,' r66, is milk.

by Anonymousreply 6705/22/2020

You have a screw lose R67. Show me a cereal package or commercial where they pour apple cider into the bowl full of cereal.

by Anonymousreply 6805/22/2020

Cereal is garbage food

by Anonymousreply 6905/23/2020

r14, that's the future of farming!!!

by Anonymousreply 7005/23/2020

Bring back Start cereal .Only thing similar was Aldi's own brand but it has also been discontinued .They seemed to have a savoury taste almost like bacon and stayed crunchy for ages.

by Anonymousreply 7105/23/2020

[quote] apple cider and cereal is just gross

It most certainly is not. I do that all the time. It tastes delightful.

by Anonymousreply 7205/23/2020

There's no accounting for taste.

by Anonymousreply 7305/23/2020

They are just going to rename it to Product 16 to better appeal to its Conservative base.

by Anonymousreply 7405/23/2020

Last year General Mills quietly killed Quaker Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice.

by Anonymousreply 7505/23/2020

I want to know what other disgusting crap the ‘cider in cereal’ people voluntarily eat.

by Anonymousreply 7605/23/2020

I think we now have a new official troll, the Cider in Cereal Troll. In the same category as the Wash My Pasta Troll and the Breakfast Sausage in Lasagna Troll.

by Anonymousreply 7705/23/2020

We were working class. We ate Cap'n Crunch. I loved it 😍!

by Anonymousreply 7805/23/2020

[quote]I think we now have a new official troll, the Cider in Cereal Troll.

Does this refer to the persons—there are at least two of us—who prefer to eat dry cereal with apple cider, or to the cunt who's making fun of us?

by Anonymousreply 7905/23/2020

Block the disingenuous cider troll. He's just doing it to annoy.

by Anonymousreply 8005/23/2020

[quote]I want to know what other disgusting crap the ‘cider in cereal’ people voluntarily eat.

I eat disgusting things like lasagne alla bolognese, roast chicken with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable, salmon at least once a week, other pasta dishes, often with Marcella's tomato, butter, and onion sauce, or else bolognese or marinara, over which I grate Parmigiano-Reggiano. I usually drink San Pellegrino or iced tea, coffee in the morning.

I hardly ever eat dry cereal. I don't know why you've seized on this tiny little preference. Are you YMF? (Remember her Talenti diatribe?)

by Anonymousreply 8105/23/2020

R41, I loved Kellogg's Concentrate and I wish they would bring it back.

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by Anonymousreply 8205/23/2020

The pasta straining troll was a whole other level, but this cider thing is definitely "Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage in lasange" level.

I hate it when this thread gets bumped because it always reminds me of Product 19 and that it was discontinued years ago.

by Anonymousreply 8305/23/2020

* lasagne

I'm gonna get yelled at for that, probably.

by Anonymousreply 8405/23/2020

Product 19 is people!



by Anonymousreply 8505/23/2020

They're coming up with Product 20, y'all.

by Anonymousreply 8605/23/2020

R81 Chicken should be served with rice, not potatoes. Now we know why you have a personal troll.

by Anonymousreply 8705/23/2020

Not if you like potatoes, r87, and couldn't give a fuck about rice. Please go bathe in cider.

by Anonymousreply 8805/23/2020

R64 - my mom came up with Hershey’s syrup on Cheerios when she was a kid in the 40s. Growing up I thought it was a common thing - didn’t find out it was weird until I did it in the college dining hall. I asked her about it, and she said she made it up. She agrees that chocolate makes everything better - when she woke up after cancer surgery her first worlds were “Get me coffee and a Mounds bar.”

by Anonymousreply 8905/23/2020

They make Chocolate Cheerios now. and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios too.

by Anonymousreply 9005/23/2020

Would you put apple cider on Apple Jacks, or would that be overkill?

by Anonymousreply 9105/23/2020

I'm gonna be ill.

by Anonymousreply 9205/23/2020

To the cider guy: Who's pissed in your cornflakes?

by Anonymousreply 9305/23/2020

R88 has NO sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 9405/24/2020
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